VetFran For nearly 30 years, VetFran has been the bridge between veterans and the franchise community, fostering entrepreneurship and education. VetFran is the flagship initiative of the International Franchise Association’s Foundation and serves as a bridge between the franchise community, our nation’s veterans and a myriad of public and private sector partners.
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Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

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Congratulations to veterans Chris Norwood and Christal Madison, who were recently awarded franchises with VetFran member...
04/05/2021
Image One Facility Solutions Awards Franchises to Military Veterans

Congratulations to veterans Chris Norwood and Christal Madison, who were recently awarded franchises with VetFran member Image One Facility Solutions!

Veterans Chris Norwood and Christal Madison were each awarded an Image One Franchise and are being recognized for their service

Are you ready to make the transition from military life to a career in franchising?
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From Military Life to Franchise Owner | VetFran

Are you ready to make the transition from military life to a career in franchising?

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

Just because you want to go in business for yourself, it doesn't mean you have to be by yourself. We can help!
03/31/2021
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Just because you want to go in business for yourself, it doesn't mean you have to be by yourself. We can help!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

Believe you can, and you are halfway there! We will also be by your side to support you in your franchising journey.
03/30/2021

Believe you can, and you are halfway there! We will also be by your side to support you in your franchising journey.

If COVID-19 taught us anything, it was how to problem-solve.
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If COVID-19 taught us anything, it was how to problem-solve.

In the days before Covid-19, a new crop of companies were just starting to franchise. Meet six entrepreneurs whose first year didn't go exactly as planned ... but who made the most of it anyway.

Mark your calendars for IFA’s Legal Symposium this May!
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Mark your calendars for IFA’s Legal Symposium this May!

Traditionally we’ve met in person but this year we’re reimagining our normal meetup into a virtual event over 3 days. Put it on your calendar for May 4, 5, 6, 2021.

Did you know? More than half of franchise owners own two or more franchise establishments.
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Did you know? More than half of franchise owners own two or more franchise establishments.

Give your employee morale a boost with these tips!
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Give Your Employees a Morale Boost | VetFran

Give your employee morale a boost with these tips!

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

Congratulations to military veteran Steve White on celebrating 35 years in the franchising industry! 🎉
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Military Veteran Celebrates 35 Years Of Franchising

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News & Views 3/11/2021 Military Veteran Celebrates 35 Years Of Franchising Sponsors PuroClean President and Chief Operating Officer Steve White is celebrating a major milestone, with tributes coming in from franchise owners and industry leaders alike. Having so far dedicated 35 years to the franchis...

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”—Douglas McArthur
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“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”—Douglas McArthur

Don't be afraid to follow your heart, especially when it comes to choosing your franchise.
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Don't be afraid to follow your heart, especially when it comes to choosing your franchise.

Summer is just around the corner! ☀️ See why now might be a good time to consider a swim school franchise.
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How Swim School Franchises Will Make a Splash This Summer

Summer is just around the corner! ☀️ See why now might be a good time to consider a swim school franchise.

With how easily accessible indoor and outdoor swimming pools are, along with their wide appeal to everyone from toddlers to the elderly, it’s no wonder Fitness Equipment Source ranks swimming as the fifth most popular activity in America. As swimming’s popularity bounces back this summer, the de...

Make sure you set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed tomorrow night!
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Make sure you set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed tomorrow night!

Veterans are a perfect fit for franchises. Find out why.
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For Veterans - VetFran

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Time is about to spring forward, why not your productivity, too?
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VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

It's no surprise Disney turned to an army veteran in order to help market the upcoming “The Lord of the Rings” series.
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Amazon Studios Taps Disney Veteran to Lead Franchise Marketing

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Meet our VetFran team!
03/04/2021
About Us - VetFran

Meet our VetFran team!

The VetFran Program Founded in 1991, VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the IFA Foundation. Our Mission The mission of VetFran is two-fold: To educate both veterans and franchisors about the unique match between the skills and aptitude of entrepreneurial...

Veterans offer a unique set of skills honed through years in the military. Work ethic, determination and a keen ability ...
03/02/2021

Veterans offer a unique set of skills honed through years in the military. Work ethic, determination and a keen ability to problem-solve can be key to franchising success.

VetFran affiliate uBreakiFix certainly saw a different end to 2020!
03/01/2021
UBreakiFix ends 2020 with significant growth

VetFran affiliate uBreakiFix certainly saw a different end to 2020!

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02/26/2021
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02/25/2021
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Are you ready to take a job in the civilian world? See why investing in a franchise might be the perfect fit!
02/24/2021
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Are you ready to take a job in the civilian world? See why investing in a franchise might be the perfect fit!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

If you quit, you’ll never know what great opportunity might just be around the corner!
02/23/2021

If you quit, you’ll never know what great opportunity might just be around the corner!

Congratulations to VetFran committee member PuroClean for their recent climb on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2021 Franchise 5...
02/22/2021
PuroClean Continues To Climb Top 500 Franchise List

Congratulations to VetFran committee member PuroClean for their recent climb on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2021 Franchise 500 list!

News & Views 1/28/2021 PuroClean Continues To Climb Top 500 Franchise List Sponsors PuroClean, a restoration and remediation franchise, has earned the 102nd spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2021 Franchise 500, according to a company statement.  Recognized for its exceptional growth, leadership, an...

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Washington D.C., DC
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VetFran works to educate veterans about the entrepreneurship opportunities of franchising, while working with franchisors to help them make effective veterans recruitment and hiring a core part of their values, culture and strategy. VetFran also maintains a nationwide grassroots network of veteran franchisees which empowers them to share their positive stories with other veterans, the public and lets them connect with each other.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

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(202) 662-7781

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For nearly 30 years, VetFran has served as the bridge between the veterans and franchise communities. Our program was born out of the desire of the late Don Dwyer Sr. - founder of The Dwyer Group - to say “thank you” to our veterans returning from the first Gulf War. After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, IFA re-launched its campaign to assist U.S. veterans, partnering with the White House on a major employment initiative called Operation Enduring Opportunity.

Today, IFA’s VetFran program teaches veterans about entrepreneurship and helps them connect with franchise opportunities at nearly 600 companies. These member companies offer financial incentives and other benefits to prospective veteran franchise owners and make being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready a core part of their values. Thousands of veterans have become franchise owners through the VetFran Program, and we are proud to continue to serve as a gateway to small-business ownership for our nation’s heroes. For more information on IFA’s VetFran program and how you can get involved, go to www.vetfran.org. VetFran is part of the IFA Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

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